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13.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor S Doyle

14.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 201 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 16th July 2020 were approved and signed as a correct record.

 

(Moved by Councillor J Chesworth and seconded by Councillor M Cook)

 

 

15.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of Members’ interests (pecuniary and non-pecuniary) in any matters which are to be considered at this meeting.

 

When Members are declaring a pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest in respect of which they have dispensation, they should specify the nature of such interest.  Members should leave the room if they have a pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest in respect of which they do not have a dispensation. 

Minutes:

There were no Declarations of Interest.

16.

Question Time:

To answer questions from members of the public pursuant to Executive Procedure Rule No. 13

Minutes:

None

17.

Matters Referred to the Executive (Overview and Scrutiny Committee or by the Council) pdf icon PDF 212 KB

(Report of the Chairs of Corporate Scrutiny Committee, Infrastructure Safety & Growth Scrutiny Committee and Health & Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chairs of Corporate Scrutiny, Health & Wellbeing and Infrastructure, Safety & Growth Scrutiny Committees updated Cabinet and made recommendations following consideration of matters by the Scrutiny Committees

 

The following Committees have made recommendations to Cabinet in relation to the following matters:

 

 

Scrutiny Committee

Title of Matter referred

Date of Scrutiny meeting

Infrastructure Safety & Growth Scrutiny Committee

Electric Vehicle Charging Project Update

08.07.2020

Infrastructure Safety & Growth Scrutiny Committee

Community Safety Plan 2020-2023 and the Tamworth Police Update

08.07.2020

Health & Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee

Council Response to COVID-19 – Vulnerable People

14.07.2020

Corporate Scrutiny Committee

Capital Outturn Report

15.07.2020

Corporate Scrutiny Committee

Member Training Update

15.07.2020

 

 

Electric Vehicle Charging Project Update

 

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet;

 

 

1

 Chose operating Model 2

 

2

Agreed a further marketing exercise to secure a supplier / operator is carried out with Council Officers given delegated authority to offer financial incentives in the form of low rental value and / or a financial contribution towards the capital cost

 

3

Agreed to a private sector location on the Ventura retail parks is investigated

 

4

Agreed an Action Plan is developed that focuses on new on-street fast charging sites and on-street residential charging sites

 

5

Agreed that Electric vehicle charging infrastructure is installed in the borough by the end of the municipal year 2020/21 as a target date.

 

 

 

 

Community Safety Plan 2020-2023 and the Tamworth Police Update

 

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet;

 

 

Endorsed the Tamworth Community Safety Plan 2020-2023 for publication (Appendix 1).

 

 

 

 

 

Council Response to COVID-19 – Vulnerable People

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet,

 

 

Agreed that a joint letter from all the Leaders of each political group and the Chief Executive be issued to thank all anchor organisations involved in the response to COVID-19 in the Borough

 

And that the list of all recipients be reported back to Cabinet or Council so it can be included in the minutes. 

 

 

 

Capital Outturn Report

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet

 

Agreed that a review of property funds is undertaken and such review be scrutinised by the Audit & Governance Committee, before any further investments under existing delegations are made and the review be taken to Council in December

 

 

 

 

Member Training Update

 

RESOLVED

That, Cabinet and officers go through the recommendations in the report and feedback to Corporate Scrutiny at the first opportunity. 

 

 

All recommendations were moved on block

 (Moved by Councillor D Cook and seconded by Councillor M Cook)

 

18.

Approval of updated Asbestos & Legionella Policies pdf icon PDF 120 KB

(Report of the Portfolio Holder for Assets and Finance)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Portfolio Holder for Assets and Finance to seek approval for updates to the Council’s Asbestos & Legionella policy documents. These policies have been amended to reflect changes in legislation and also to reflect changes to the organisation

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet;

 

 

Noted and approved the updated

 

?  Asbestos Policy

?  Legionella Policy

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor D Cook)

 

19.

Write Offs pdf icon PDF 210 KB

(Report of the Portfolio Holder for Assets and Finance)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Report of the Portfolio Holder for Assets and Finance was presented to provide Cabinet with details of the amount of debt written off for the period 01 April 2019 to 31 March 2020

 

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet;

 

 

Endorsed the amount of debt written off for the period 01 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor D Cook)

 

20.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider excluding the Press and Public from the meeting by passing the following resolution:-

 

“That in accordance with the provisions of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meeting and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012, and Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 3 and 5 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act and the public interest in withholding the information outweighs the public  interest in disclosing the information to the public”

 

At the time this agenda is published no representations have been received that this part of the meeting should be open to the public.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

That members of the press and public be now excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item on the grounds that the business involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

 

 

(Moved by Councillor J Oates and seconded by Councillor R Pritchard)

 

21.

Progress report on Tamworth Assembly Rooms

(Report of the Portfolio Holder for Heritage and Growth)

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder for Heritage and Growth provided members with a comprehensive update in respect of the Assembly Rooms project in terms of build and financial position.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Cabinet

 

1.

Endorse the detailed update

 

2.

Endorse the financial position

 

3.

Notes the financing of the projected £1.20 million overspend and the increase required in the capital programme and recommend this to Council for approval within the Treasury management Outturn report for 2019/20

 

 

Cabinet also approved the following recommendations from Corporate Scrutiny

 

4.

that Cabinet agrees that Corporate Scrutiny (or the equivalent committee if there are name changes) have a formal role in the management process for all projects worth over 1 million pounds and any other projects deemed to be of importance to the reputation of the council:

 

5.

Cabinet create a minimum governance structure and create project guidelines for any future projects and;

 

6.

Cabinet thank officers for the efforts to deliver the Assembly rooms project through to completion which was a difficult  project and for providing a thorough report to the committee

 

 

 

 

 

(Moved by Councillor J Oates and seconded by Councillor R Pritchard)